First few days with my new 2012 Prius

Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Main Forum' started by kstephens, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. kstephens

    kstephens New Member

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    I love this car!! It is my first totally new car ever - so that is a big part of it, but I truly love everything about it. I look forward to driving now. It is almost like a video game, as my entire goal is to maximize MPG. I have two year old (almost three) twins, and they enjoy it as well. I was coming from a 2010 tacoma 4 door. It really was a tight fit for two car seats in the back seat of the truck - but with the prius we all have plenty of room.

    I went with the Prius three, silver with dark gray interior. The entune connect is awesome. I am learning a ton from this site and you all - So I thought I would drop in and say Hi, and thanks for the great info. I will post some pics soon.
     
  2. AZGeek

    AZGeek Semi-informed Member

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    Congrats on the new purchase. I am sure you will continue to be impressed for a long time.
     
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  3. dalspot

    dalspot One foot off the grid

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    Congrats! We just brought our 2012 FOUR in Sea Glass Pearl home tonight. I decided I was in love with the car after about 8 miles! So glad I chose the '12 over the '11.
     
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  4. jdcollins5

    jdcollins5 Senior Member

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    Welcome and congratulations to both of you. May the love for your new car never fade. After 2.5 years I still enjoy getting in the car every morning.
     
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  5. SuperchargedMR2

    SuperchargedMR2 Diehard Rams Fan

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    I know how you feel. We just passed our 1 year mark & we still love our 10 Prius. We got such a smoking deal on the 10 when the 11's came out that we couldn't pass it up. And since the 11's didn't have any real changes over the 10 it was a no brainer. :D
     
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  6. SoCalBPrius

    SoCalBPrius Active Member

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    Funny how u described it perfectly the way how I try to explain it to freinds & others who "don't get why u drive a prius", I say "it's fun kinda like a video game" & they all give me that blank stare as in what r u talking about. Oh well, some people will never get it;). BTW, :welcome: & congrats.
     
  7. 2sk21

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    Well said - the phrase "fun to drive" has an entirely different meaning in a Prius than in a regular car. As a new owner, I was entranced by the energy display and I still turn it on occasionally for fun.
     
  8. ChipL

    ChipL Active Member

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    Congrats to you too! I brought my 2012 Winter Grey home on Monday. The Prius is an easy car to fall in love with. For me I didn't even look at the 2012's at first, only after a bad trade offer at the first dealership did I go off to Carmax Toyota and got my new ride from them. So glad that I things worked out the way they did. The 2012 was only $1200 more; well worth it for the improved interior, the BT, and the DRLs.
     
  9. stream

    stream Senior Member

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    Congrats--enjoy.